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Area Sports Briefs

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The second annual Western Slope Omnium, scheduled for June 12-14, is a weekend of road bicycle racing in Glenwood Springs.

There will be a total of three races, including a time trial, a road race and a criterium.

Bike racers from throughout Colorado will be competing in one, or all three, events. Local riders of all ages are encouraged to participate in the races.

This is an American Cycling Association-sanctioned event and part of the Tour of Colorado bike race series.

Information about registration and volunteering, as well as course maps, can be found at

The Western Slope Omnium is not associated with Ride the Rockies.

Registration is open for the 25th annual Tri-Glenwood Triathlon, which is scheduled for Sept. 13.

Register at This race fills up quickly, so register early. The website has all the information you need for registration and about the triathlon.

The coaches and players from the University of Northern Colorado are once again coming to Coal Ridge High School to host a volleyball skills camp.

All girls entering the seventh through 12th grades are welcome to attend and the camp will run June 22-24 at Coal Ridge. There are two sessions per day, one from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the other from 2:30-5:30 p.m., with a lunch break in between. The cost is $125.

For more information or to register, contact Denise Greene at 984-3813 or

The Glenwood Dance Academy is offering James Lee’s Karate program. JLK teaches the importance of manners, respect and discipline to children. Adults will gain overall strength and flexibility, while enjoying a high-energy workout. This program, in addition to the established Pilates and dance program, will now offer access to a complete fitness program.

Family classes are available. Classes are available Tuesday through Friday and are filling up fast. As a gift, the first month is free (limited to the first 15 callers).

For more info on JLK, contact Jeff Kennedy at (970) 401-1558 or; or contact GDA at 945-2717 or

The Thunder River 5K Run/Walk, which benefits the Thunder River Theatre Company’s children’s programs, is scheduled for June 6 at 8 a.m. in downtown Carbondale. Register at Independence Run and Hike (995 Cowen Center Drive, Carbondale).

Awards will be given by age group. There will also be a costume category. Also featured will be a big raffle.

The second annual Run For Their Lives 5K run/walk is slated for June 6 at 8:30 a.m. Registration begins on race day at 7:15 a.m. at Stoney Ridge ball field, behind the old Roy Moore Elementary School in Silt. The cost for the race is $25 and proceeds benefit the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation, which helps to rehabilitate and release wild animals.

For more race information or to pre-register, call Sandy at 876-2081.

There will also be a benefit yard sale at the event. Donations are being accepted ” like-new or good condition items only. To donate, call Sandy or one of the following numbers: 255-9964; 985-4288; 285-9710; 285-1538.

The Jack Smith Scholarship Golf Tournament is set for June 7, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The event is a two-person scramble at Rifle Creek Golf Course, with a $100 entry fee per team. All proceeds go to the Jack Smith Scholarship Fund at Rifle High School.

Carts are extra, and lunch will be included.

There will be two flights ” competitive and leisure. There will be prizes for gross and net.

Contact Tad Holloway at 625-1093 to sign up or if you have any questions.

Coal Ridge High School is holding a girls basketball camp June 15-18 for players in the third through eighth grades. The camp will run from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. each day.

Contact Rick Schmitz at 309-1591 if interested or for more information.

Crystal Fly Shop is offering free fly-fishing clinics Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. from June 2-30. The focus is mostly on detailed casting instruction, but rigging, equipment and entomology will also be covered.

No equipment is necessary, but call 963-5741 to let the shop know you’re coming.

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